A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2017 Apr 12, 18:47 -0700
To All Concerned
A small group of NavList correspondents have recently completed an extensive article about Frank Worsley and his Navigational Log of the Journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island. We have been able to fully resolve the chronometer issue as well as determining the chart that Worsley used! We finally have a cohesive arrangement.
Further, our paper has now been accepted for publication. Very exciting news. Of course there will be a period of editing and peer review by the publisher, so you won't get to see the paper just yet. Every page from the original source document that comprises the journey will be photographically reproduced in the article, permitting, finally, your examination of Worsley's actual numbers, as he wrote them. The very updated transcript will be included, including labeled explanations of each day of the navigators work along with the equations explained and used.
In the acknowledgements section, we have identified some NavList correspondents who have contributed to the paper. I will be approaching you offline to insure that you would permit your name to be included in this article. This article will supercede any and all predecessor articles, and become THE source of information for the navigational data on the James Caird. I think you may be nuts to decline, but to each his own. Of course, we credit the NavList in general for help throughout these past 8 years of toil and give the precise web address.
As my memory is quite eratic, I would request that if you feel you have made a real contribution over the years, that you contact me via offline communications to remind me of your contribution. I will certainly remember once poked. I don't want to leave anyone out. The other authors and I will review and add to the acknowlegements, as appropriate. Thank you for understanding my eratic memory.